Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with 4me
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate 4me with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating 4me with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to 4me.
- You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to 4me (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts.
- You can manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
If you want to know more details about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
To configure Azure AD integration with 4me, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
- 4me single sign-on enabled subscription
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- 4me supports SP initiated SSO
- 4me supports Just In Time user provisioning
Adding 4me from the gallery
To configure the integration of 4me into Azure AD, you need to add 4me from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add 4me from the gallery, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type 4me, select 4me from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with 4me based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in 4me needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with 4me, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure 4me Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create 4me test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in 4me that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with 4me, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the 4me application integration page, select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
Environment URL PRODUCTION
b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
Environment URL PRODUCTION
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact 4me Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
4me application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format. Configure the following claims for this application. You can manage the values of these attributes from the User Attributes section on application integration page. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit button to open User Attributes dialog.
In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, edit the claims by using Edit icon or add the claims by using Add new claim to configure SAML token attribute as shown in the image above and perform the following steps:
Name Source Attribute first_name user.givenname last_name user.surname
a. Click Add new claim to open the Manage user claims dialog.
b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.
c. Leave the Namespace blank.
d. Select Source as Attribute.
e. From the Source attribute list, type the attribute value shown for that row.
f. Click Ok
g. Click Save.
In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Edit button to open SAML Signing Certificate dialog.
In the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the THUMBPRINT and save it on your computer.
On the Set up 4me section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.
a. Login URL
b. Azure Ad Identifier
c. Logout URL
Configure 4me Single Sign-On
In a different web browser window, login to 4me as an Administrator.
On the top left, click on Settings logo and on the left side bar click Single Sign-On.
On the Single Sign-On page, perform the following steps:
a. Select the Enabled option.
b. In the Remote logout URL textbox, paste the value of Logout URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal.
c. Under SAML section, in the SAML SSO URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal.
d. In the Certificate fingerprint textbox, paste the THUMBPRINT value separated by a colon in duplets order (AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF:GG:HH:II), which you have copied from the Azure portal.
e. Click Save.
Create an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
Select New user at the top of the screen.
In the User properties, perform the following steps.
a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name field type email@example.com
For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com
c. Select Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Click Create.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to 4me.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select 4me.
In the applications list, select 4me.
In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.
Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.
Create 4me test user
In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in 4me. 4me supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in 4me, a new one is created after authentication.
If you need to create a user manually, contact 4me support team.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the 4me tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the 4me for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.
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